Calling The JFA! Try This Team Tomorrow

Author: 
Linesman
Date Published: 
1947-02-25
Source: 
Jamaica Gleaner
Page: 
10

JAMAICA cannot lose the "rubber" of the Intercolonial Football Tournament which concludes at Sabina Park tomorrow afternoon, but Trinidad can still save it. However, as we are no doubt determined to avenge the defeat of eleven years ago, whilst Trinidad are equally determined to at least make it a draw, which would still leave them champions of the issue between us, to-morrow's fifth and final Colony Match will naturally be of vital importance to both.

This afternoon, after the customary medical examination, the Selectors (Messrs. Don Matthews, Vin Sasso, Clarence Passailaigue and Paul Chevannes) will select their final team of the tournament, and naturally this combination is cause for even greater speculation than was the one for the opening "Test."

TRY THIS TEAM

Taking the form displayed in the tournament and other things into consideration, including physical fitness, I would suggest the following side to-morrow:

A. T. McLean; A. U. Dujon, H. Shakespeare; H. Walters, K. McKen, W. Ricketts; D. Smith, J. K. Holt, Jnr., C. S. McMorris, L. Alcock, V. Coy.

It is likely that McLean might not fully recover from his inquiry sustained in the third Colony match, thus we would have to rely on A. S. Dujon. The above line-up would bring together the two inside-forwards to whom we have been accustomed to see in Jamaica's sides during the war and each in their favourite position.

No Selector could reasonably convince me that Holt's ability does not warrant him more than one game in this series, at least not after giving Hollingshead three matches. There is no necessity to comment on the other players, other than I now would prefer the surer kicking Shakespeare at left back and his right position than the chameleon Delgado.

CLOSING FUNCTION

After to-morrow's game, the public is requested to stay on for the presentation function. As is know the series is being fought out for the Hayward Shield, which has been presented by Commander Charles Hayward, President of the Trinidad Amateur Football Association, to the Jamaica Football Association for the competition between Jamaica and an overseas team. The winning overseas team will be presented with a replica.

Presentation of the trophies won during the local season and medals to the players of the champion teams will also be made.

At the end of the function the Military will haul down the flags, which were flown during the tournament, and play the "Retreat."

The Hon. H. M. Foot, C.M.G., O.B.E., Colonial Secretary, will be the special guest, to whom the teams will be presented.

The Jamaica Military Band, whose parading of the ground during half-time on Saturday so thrilled the big crowd, will again be in attendance.

SELECTING JAMAICA'S XI FOR LAST 'TEST'

In connection with the final football "Test" between Jamaica and Trinidad tomorrow, the following Jamaica players are requested to meet the Chairman of the Selection Committee at Sabina Park, this afternoon, at 5 o'clock:—

G. Allen, L. Alcock, V. Coy, V. Delgado, Arthur Dujon, Aimsley Dujon, N. Hall, S. Labeach, K. McKen, A. T. McLean, C. S. McMorris, W. Ricketts, H. Shakespeare, D. Smith and H. Walters.

Owing to a pulled muscle, Ian Seale will not be able to play for Trinidad in tomorrow's match.